RITA GLOSSNER PROMISES TO MAKE FRANKIE'S LIFE MISERABLE WHEN SHE ACCUSES
HER OF STEALING HER HOSE, AND SUE IS SHOCKED AT WHAT SHE SEES WHEN
SHE TAKES A PEEK AT MIKE'S PAYCHECK, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"
Brooke Shields Reprises Her Role as Trashy Neighbor Rita Glossner
"The Hose" - Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) returns and is about to rain fire upon the Heck household when she accuses Frankie of stealing her hose. Meanwhile, Sue takes a peek at Mike's paycheck and is so shocked at how little he makes that she decides to call off her first official road trip to Cincinnati for her school mascot duties in order to save money; and while Brick learns about the birds and bees in school, Axl shocks his little brother by explaining the whole process in graphic detail, on "The Middle," TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 (8:31-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/17/12)
"The Middle" stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
Guest starring are Brooke Shields as Rita Glossner, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Blaine Saunders as Carly, Malcolm Foster Smith as Dave, Troy Metcalf as Jim, David R. Chandler as Derrick Glossner, Parker James Bolek as Wade Glossner, Gibson Bobby Sjobeck as diaper Glossner, Trevor J. Davis as accountant and Jocelyn Christensen as school nurse.
"The Hose" was written by Stacey Pulwer and directed by Lee Shallat Chemel.
"The Middle" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,D parental guideline.
For more information on "The Middle," visit ABC.com/TheMiddle